The Truth through Philosophy of Islamic Education

Philosophy of education in Islam as a whole focuses on all aspects of human life such as intellectual, spiritual, emotional, physical and moral. This is consistent with the view of Badiuzzaman Said Nursi which points out that the social illness of Muslim youth today is a disease of low level of Iman. Besides, in Lama’at he said: “Indeed, the ultimate solution to preserve the upright habits of mankind nature from corruption is to educate them with a comprehensive Islamic religious education.” A complete human potential bestowed by Allah the Almighty…

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Children’s Positive Spirit VS Parent’s Protective Attitude

On a beautiful evening, I took the opportunity to take a break with the kids from the usual life’s hustle and bustle and enjoy the peaceful sights with them in the playground. As I sat down on rusty bench to enjoy the beautiful evening, my mind wandered and wondered, scanning through the whole playground observing what was going on, the kids and their parents which led to the discovery of the selected title this time. Glad to see the children’s excitement trying out various kinds of games, the cries and…

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Imam Nursi and the issues of iman

Dr Muhammed Mustafa / University of Khartoum, Sudan The role played by Imam Nursi in the field of Islamic propagation was, and still is, a very important and significant role. It is reported in a sound hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that Allah (SWT) will bring to this ummah every century an outstanding scholar in order to renew the iman (faith) and religion. It is obvious that Imam Nursi was one of those scholars who did very well in this regard. When we look deeply at the time of…

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The person who has lived the Qur’an in his life the most

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah. The Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him) – the entire words, actions and approval attributed to him – is the most important source after the Qur’an. By following the Sunnah we implement the Qur’an into daily life. The life of our Prophet is entirely Qur’an centred. He based his every behaviour, word and deed on the Qur’an. He acted according to the rulings of the Qur’an. We learn how our Creator, Allah Most High, will be pleased with us from…

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Finding pretexts for attacking the pious predecessors

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah, Today there are some people who want to spread their denial of the Schools of Legal Thought. They claim equality with the imams of the Schools of Legal Thought, the great mujtahid (interpreters) of the law, by saying “They were humans like us, why should we be compelled to follow them?” They even claim equality with the sahaba (companions). However, they talk as if they are from Ahl al-Sunnah (the people of sunnah) when they give lectures. In this way, they try to convince their audience…

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Power and politics

Power must serve the truth “If the principles in the wisdom, the honesty in the administration, the laws in the truth, and the bases in the power are not relied upon and not asked for help, they become neither successful nor effective among the nation. When the marks of Islam are neglected and abandoned in shariah, they are not relied upon and they are not trustworthy.” (Imam Bediuzzaman Said Nursi) Power must serve the truth, justice, reality, nation, and religious and national values. And this is possible when the laws,…

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The main road of the Ahl al-Sunnah leads to the guidance of Allah

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah, Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said that the ummah never unanimously agrees on misguidance. The muslim ummah has done what the Prophet said; we have never unanimously agreed on misguidance. On the contrary, we almost unanimously, 90%, have agreed on the guidance of the Qur’an and the Sunnah. The ummah obeyed the commands of the Qur’an, thus we loved and obeyed the Prophet. The Ahl al-Sunnah wal-Jamaah has learned Islam from the Prophet, accepted him as the best example of a…

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The Pen 28th issue

Editor’s Letter: The main road of the Ahl al-Sunnah leads to the guidance of Allah Yunus Emre Pehlivan If you give up Sunnah, you perish Enes Çalık You cannot achieve your goal by wrong means Zakir Çetin Is the intercession a reality? İdris Tüzün   The illness of the century: Double standard Arif Emre Gündüz Be patient with each other and stay strong A story a lesson A window of reflection opened to the knowledge of Allah Muhammed Said Arpacı  Obedience to Divine Law and obedience to egoistic caprice The Third Word from…

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Bediuzzaman Said Nursi dedicated his entire life to Islam

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah, First of all, let me share the good news with you. A new translation of three epistles of the Risale-i Nur in English has been published: The Resurrection Epistle, The Short Words, and The Five Epistles. This new, critical English translation of the Risale-i Nur Corpus by Hayrat Foundation is the fruit of an exhaustive, line-by-line analysis of the text in the Ottoman original, including a comprehensive comparison with the previous Arabic translation. The goal has been to achieve an unprecedented accuracy in conveying the richness…

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